Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers is a free primary resource collection from the Library of Congress. It includes newspaper pages from 1880-1922 as well as information on newspapers published from 1960 through to the present. Local Pennsylvania papers included are the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, the Pittsburgh Dispatch, and the Scranton Tribune. See what your home state has to offer! Also, check out some UArts Libraries’ materials on newspapers and journalism to learn more about these invaluable resources.
These are high-resolution images, so you can zoom in for detail and even download pages. Here’s a page from the January 1, 1915 Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger titled “Figures and Floats Conspicuous in Brilliant Array of New Years Mummers Today“.